Ariana Grande made it clear that something was gonna be up with her new release when she posted a cryptic promotional tweet with upside down text. Today, she released "No Tears Left To Cry," a follow-up to 2016's Dangerous Woman and definitely the best ceiling-related pop music since A*Teens.
The Dave Meyers-directed video features a disembodied, spinning camera that captures Grande walking on the walls and on the ceiling of a hallway in a Gothic building. She also falls into a web of string lights and poses on a rooftop in a hazy, darkly-lit cityscape. There is a kaleidoscopic interlude and a surreal scene where she is surrounded by multiple versions of her own face.
The video is the first release Grande has made since the horrific terrorist attack that happened at her concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 and wounding 59. The lyrics address the process of lifting yourself up after hardship, and BBC reports that the bee that flies towards the screen in the last few seconds of the video represents one of Manchester's most well-known symbols, the worker bee.